Monthly Archive: November 2015


For tomorrow and the future – Libraries safeguarding documentary cultural heritage

Throughout the centuries, libraries have been essential for the preservation, conservation and safeguarding of the worlds’ heritage. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) upholds the mission and we made this one of our core aims. Culture is a basic need.  A community thrives through its cultural heritage, it dies without it. IFLA, preservation, conservation and safeguarding of heritage At IFLA, we work with our members and our extensive preservation and conservation network on many different aspects of safeguarding documentary cultural heritage for the next generation. We engage in issues around digital preservation with the UNESCO PERSIST Project,...


Library of Alexandria’s conservation and preservation training programmes for the Ministry of Antiquities

In the past four years, the smuggling of ancient monuments to outside Egypt has increased dramatically leading to the loss of a huge amount of historical cultural belongings of all types. One of the cultural materials that is less studied and known to archaeologists working at the customs points is paper materials, either printed books or written manuscripts; that is what the Manuscript Museum department of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina can help with. One of the aspects of cooperation between Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities was a one year training program that took place from June 2014 to...


Le domaine de la Bibliothéconomie au Maroc: état actuel des choses

Ecole des sciences de l’information à Rabat L’Ecole des sciences de l’information (ESI) est une école étatique marocaine, créée en 1975, assurant la formation de bibliothécaires et d’archivistes. L’ESI a procédé à une réforme globale appliquée à la rentrée 2012-2013 conformément au décret n°2-10-222du 20 Mai 2011. Selon cette réforme, l’accès à l’école est conditionné par le passage par des classes préparatoires. La formation académique, continue et la recherche sont structurées autour de quatre filières principales : Bibliothéconomie et documentation ; Archivistique et records management ; Management et Ingénierie des systèmes d’information ; Veille stratégique et intelligence compétitive. A l’issue...

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